Chandler is home to approximately 253,458 Arizona residents. Home to large companies like Intel and Orbital, Chandler is part of Maricopa County. You’ll find Tempe to north and west, Mesa to the north, Phoenix to the west, and Gilbert to the east. The average commute time for this area is 23 minutes.

Chandler School

The focus on educational strength is evident when you consider graduation statistics for Chandler. The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 92 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 41.2 percent.

Students in this area are served by Chandler Unified School District, Kyrene School District, Tempe Union High School District, Mesa Public Schools, and Gilbert Public Schools. Chandler Unified School District is comprised of 50 schools and enrolls approximately 44,500 students annually. Kyrene School District is comprised of 25 schools with elementary and middle schools that serve students in Chandler.

Tempe Union High School District is comprised of seven schools that enrolls approximately 14,000 students annually. Mesa Public Schools is comprised of 82 schools and enroll approximately 64,500 students annually. Mesa Public Schools is the largest public school district in the state. Gilbert Public Schools is comprised of 40 schools. A point of pride with this district is their 11 A+ Schools of Excellence.

Homes for Sale in Chandler

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Chandler Parks & Recreation

The city of Chandler is dedicated to providing residents with safe, beautiful places to enjoy when it comes to parks and recreational facilities. Aquatic facilities they manage include Arrowhead Pool, Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, Folley Pool, Hamilton Aquatic Center, Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, and Nozomi Aquatic Center.

There are over 60 community and neighborhood parks available for residents of Chandler. Those with beloved family pets will be happy to know there are four dog parks in the area. Dog parks are located at Paseo Vista Recreation Area, Shawnee Park, Snedigar Sportsplex, and Nozomi Park.

While all of Chandler’s parks are worth mentioning, there are some parks with special features worth noting. Tumbleweed Park is home to Playtopia. Playtopia is a 2.5-acre picnic and playground area with themed zones that are meant to spark creative imaginations. There is no admission fee to the park and themes include Farm Land, City Land, and Critter Land. You’ll also want to visit Celebration Plaza at Tumbleweed Park. Celebration Plaza is a water feature that honors those who have shown exceptional dedication to the community.

Desert Breeze Park includes something incredibly unique. Located at 660 N. Desert Breeze Parkway, this park features a Hummingbird Habitat. You’re greeted by two iron sculptures that were created by Joe Tyler. They area is maintained by volunteers from the Desert Rivers Audubon’s Bird Habitat Recognition. Alive with color and delightful fragrance, this area surrounds you with natural beauty.

Chandler Events

Residents of Chandler have plenty of opportunities to gather and celebrate their community through local events. Annual events include Chandler Multicultural Festival, Arizona SciTech Chandler Science Spectacular, The Ostrich Festival, Chandler Jazz Festival, July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, Halloween Spooktacular, Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook Off, and Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Parade of Lights.